Education

Culture Wars

The return of the Culture Wars

Column
Ana Deumert
28/02/2019
7 minutes to read

In this column Ana Deumert reflects on the return of the cultures wars at universities and in popular culture. She suggests that the culture wars were not just a phenomenon of the 1980s and 1990s, but that they are continuing. 

Why do students partake in bilingual education?

Paper
Michael Vu
23/01/2019
13 minutes to read

While bilingual education in the Netherlands has been a self-declared success story, this article examines why both students and teachers want to be in it. 

fingerprint scanning

Why biometric data is not safe anymore

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
09/01/2019
7 minutes to read

Biometric data plays a huge role in our everyday lives. We use it to unlock our phones, for bank payments, memberships and travelling. But do we ever think about risks connected to our biometric privacy?

The inscription on the wall says "for an education that helps us think instead of teaching us to obey."

Neutrality in the public education system: does it exist?

Column
Daniela Meireles
28/09/2017
9 minutes to read

A social movement in Brazil accuses teachers of public institutions of imposing their political beliefs on students, and defends that schools should be ideologically neutral environments. However, is neutrality in education possible?

La Mars Aguirre

"I'm leaving school to make videos"

Column
Nilsa Farias
08/09/2017
3 minutes to read

A facebook video goes viral after a 16 year old girl from Mexico announces that she has taken the 'conscious decision' of leaving school. Are social media really facilitating learning?